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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am EST
term in office. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issues important to everyone. the president is promising to bring the country together. can he? what will his agenda look like in the next four years? tonight we're going to find out with top advisers and experts. let's get started. joining me now is massachusetts's governor, president obama's campaign co-chairman. welcome. how are you governor? >> good evening, piers. i'm well. how are you? >> i'm very well. excited by inauguration weekend. the first one i have covered since i have been at cnn. palpable, i think, anticipation in the air about what kind of barack obama we're going to see now that perhaps the shackles are off in the sense that he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. he's got four years left and it's an opportunity for him to really go for it. >> well, i think we're going to see a president with a new level and a new kind of resolve as we did through the campaign. i think we're going to see some of the things we heard about already in terms of immigr
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
perhaps now ready for the challenge of maybe real action in the second term? >> this is barack obama at his best. relaxed. speaking in aspirational tones. uniting the country. this really is a moment of celebration and the fact he's re-electing and must make a difference in this terms of speaking to the country. >> the latino vote for him never more important and the latino community in america never more important or larger. how significant is that in the second term? >> my hope is it's very significant. i believe it will be. he has a real connection to the latino community. we saw that with over 70% of latinos voting for president obama and confident in terms of the issue agenda and immigration reform and also the look of the administration, that that will be reflected. >> doug brinkley, put this in historical thing, a first time in a long time you have had three back to back presidents holding two terms. does that bring with it a certain stability to the administration of the united states? >> i think it does. you know? media pays a lot of attention on who's replacing hillary clin
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am EST
the obama for america community grass roots organizers all across the country that wanted to come together to continue working for change and critical in getting key pieces of the agenda done. there is a -- there is a cry out there for some movement on gun control because the senseless violence, i think, is touching everybody. >> what i find -- what i find so baffling is the apparent power of the nra wields, for example. in the political system in america. compared to the amount of money they put in and the amount of membership they have, i don't really understand why they have such power or why so many politicians senior level are so frightened of them. >> well, look. jim comes from a state where guns are a huge issue. the truth is that it's been part of the american culture and tradition for a long time. particularly in rural areas. hunting, gun ownership, parents passing the tradition of hunting down. >> yep. >> to children. that's been part of our culture. on the other hand, we have in some of our communities real problems with violence and in chicago where i come from, we hav
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
real action in his second term. >> this is barack obama at his best. relaxed, speaking in aspirational tones. you ni uniting the country talking about what we can do together. this is a moment of celebration. he's reelected and will not have to run for any other election in his life must make a difference in terms of how he speaks to the country. >> the latino vote for him has never been more important. how significant is that going to be in his second term? >> my hope is it will be very significant. i think it will be. he has a real connection with the community. we saw that with over 70% vote for obama. >> it's the first time until a very long time you've had three back to back presidents all doing two terms. does that bring a certain stability to the administration of the united states? >> i think it does. there are a lot of reports that have been jimmed up in agriculture and commerce and interior. he can start using executive orders to do new things on new type of farming procedure or monument. he koun do that in tcouldn't dot time. takes a while to adjust living in the white house
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> president obama speaking today about what it will take to keep this country's children safe. joining me now is a man who sees things differently. welcome to you, mr. hutchinson. explain to me why the answer to a massacre at a school that killed 20 young children in this hideous manner and six adults, is to arm people at every school in america, over 20,000 schools. why is that the solution? >> i don't think you're quite accurately stating what my job is. what i said is one, it should be the decision of the local school district as to what kind of security you have in the schools. i do believe one element of that would be a trained, armed presence for schools that particularly have a particular risk. and today, we see from sandy hook elementary that virtually every school in america has some risk. and so a logical response to that is to provide greater protection and security. but this is a decision local school districts. my job is to bring some of the best security experts in the country together and look at what we can do better in our schools to provide parents assurance
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
american hostage situation overseas. we begin with the most important issue facing this country right now, the issue that president obama made his agenda today. a little over one month since the brutal shooting at sandy hook. the president changed the rules on gun with the stroke of his pen. signing 23 executive actions he says will strengthen background checks and expand safety programs in schools. the president is also calling for action in increasingly gridlocked congress. >> the most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. ask them what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get a a grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> joining me now is richard blumenthal of connecticut. he wants to target ammunition sales and require background checks on any
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00am PST
background checks. i want to see president obama increasing federal funding for mental health treatment for all americanses who need it. i think these are perfectly reasonable steps to help this country begin to stem the tide of gun violence. there's been a petition on the white house website to have me deported on my views. here's what happened with one of the men behind the petition, alex jones. welcome to you. >> piers, thanks for having me. >> why do you want to deport me? >> we did it to bring recognition to the fact that we have all these foreigners. he's the only guy that had the guns. so we did it to point out this is global system and the mega banks that control the panic and brag they've taken over in bloomberg, reuters, you name it, brag they're going to get our guns as well. when they get our guns, they can have their world tyranny while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armored vehicles, predator drones, armed in u.s. skies, being used to arrest people in north dakota. the second amendment isn't there for duck hunting. it's there to protect us from tyrannical governm
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the perfect segue to my next guess. christiane amanpour, i don't think there's anyone better to talk about that. >>> from ending the war in afghanistan to the never-ending crisis in the middle east, then dealing with china and north korea, foreign policy will dick kate much of president obama's second term. joining me now, christiane amanpour. welcome back christiane. >> i'm great, great. nice to be with you. >> here's my gut feeling, either confirm or deny this. i think president obama's foreign aspirations are pretty minimal. i think his instincts are i need to focus on domestic issues in my second term and theless frankly i can get our boots dirty on the ground around the world, the better. >> i agree with you. he said it himself. in an interview, he was asked his priorities for the second term. he listed five. none of them were foreign policy, but as you know, and as the president knows obviously in and any administration knows. >> es not your pri
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